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Ricky Whittle has gained fame for using his buff body and handsome face to complement his modelling and acting skills.
He became a law student at a university in Southampton and because he needed money for books, he took up jobs as a model.
In 2000, he became the face of designer sportswear, Reebok which has now become one of his greatest achievements.
In 2002, he made an acting debut in the series Dream Team, in a role he describes as a “dream job”.
Best Known For
In the UK, Ricky gained fame for his role in the soap, Hollyoaks from 2006 to 2011.
In 2014, after landing a recurring role in the first season of The 100, he became a regular for the next 2 seasons.
He narrowly missed out on winning Strictly Come Dancing in 2009.
He is currently playing a lead role in 2017’s American Gods still airing (2018).
Ricky is straight and until mid-2018, was dating glamour model Kirstina Colonna since 2016.
Ricky is the eldest child of Harry and Mary Whittle.
He has 2 younger siblings. His mum is English and his dad is Jamaican who served in the Royal Air Force hence, Ricky is a military brat.
Ricky’s religious beliefs and practices are currently unknown.
Worth To Know
He was subject of juvenile bullying while in school because he was the only black kid in the whole school.He has twice played the role of a character named Lincoln; in The 100 and in a 2013 episode of NCIS.